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cloisonné

(kloizənā`, –sənā`), method of enamel decoration of metal surfaces, such as vases and jewel boxes. Metal filaments (which form the cloisons or separating elements) are attached at right angles to the surface outlining the design to be used. These miniature compartments are filled with colored enamel in paste form, and the object is then heated in order to fuse the enamel to the surface and develop its transparency and permanent colors. When finished, the enamel and cloisons are closely joined in a smooth, even surface showing the pattern in various colors defined by the metal partitions which prevented their fusing with one another. Probably invented in the Middle East, cloisonné has been highly perfected by the Chinese, the Japanese, and the French.

cloisonne

A surface decoration in which differently colored enamels or glazes are separated by fillets applied to the design outline. For porcelain enamel, the fillets are wire secured to the metal body; for tile and pottery, the fillets are made of ceramic paste, squeezed through a small-diameter orifice.
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Dial Enamel cloisonne, Zheng He Treasure Boat motif
His teacher was his father, Zhang Tonglu, one of the five remaining national-level masters of cloisonne, whose Zhang Tonglu Enamel Art Centre in Beijing produces exquisite works that are bought by the government to gift to foreign dignitaries.
The technique of applying brilliant enamel ornament to metalwork known as cloisonne reached its peak in China beginning in the 14th century.
Hysterics howled: hawk Tut and the contents of the coffins within the sarcophagus - the golden mask of the Pharaoh, the diadem embellished with cobra and vulture, the 16-row cloisonne pectoral, armlets, rings and much more.
Special technical processes included are painted grisaille, champleve, cloisonne, basse-taille and plique-a-jour.
Participants can work with costume beads, semi-precious stones, cloisonne beads, metals, chain and soft trimmings in a range of finishes and colours.
This catalogue, published to accompany an exhibition held in 2010 at the Walters, depicts the exquisite cloisonne vases, trays, teapots, and other vessels in full-page color plates of superb quality in an oversized format (9x10").
Staff discovered it was a rare 18th Century Imperial gilt bronze and cloisonne vase.
Using a mesmerising mix of intricate rhythmic gold outlines in a technique similar to cloisonne, the forms are painstakingly infilled with layers of industrial enamel paints.
Enos Mills Trailblazer 200 cloisonne pin (pictured here) upon completing your payments
A limited edition wristwatch, decorated with an enamel and cloisonne view of St Basil's in Red Square and presented in an enamel 'egg', is estimated at $80,000- 120,000.
Two inch cloisonne medallion hanging from a royal blue ribbon; features a detailed rendering of the Society seal.